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August 8th 2008
Published: October 9th 2008
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We set off from Battambang just before 8am. Our goal today was to travel the 100 or so kilometres to Pursat on a norry. A norry is a bamboo train basically consisting of a frame made up of strips of bamboo, two steel wheel axels, and a 2 stroke fanbelt driven motor. Strictly speaking, they are illegal in Cambodia, and there is talk that the government may take measures to eradicate the use of t... Read Full Entry



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Putting the norry back on the track - Step 3Putting the norry back on the track - Step 3
Putting the norry back on the track - Step 3

Lift the frame onto the axels.
Putting the norry back on the track - Step 4Putting the norry back on the track - Step 4
Putting the norry back on the track - Step 4

Ensure it's lined up correctly and attach the fanbelt.
CricketCricket
Cricket

He's lucky I wasn't hungry.
Another settlementAnother settlement
Another settlement

This one was a bit messy.
More cricketsMore crickets
More crickets

You can't get anymore closer to nature than a norry ride through the countryside.
Cheers! We made it to PursatCheers! We made it to Pursat
Cheers! We made it to Pursat

Cracking open a cold one in celebration.
Statue of Oknha Khleang MoeungStatue of Oknha Khleang Moeung
Statue of Oknha Khleang Moeung

A legendary 15th century army commander who succeeded in defeating the troops of an invading Siamese army using the bizarre tactic of recruiting a ‘ghost army’.
I had thisI had this
I had this

Some tomato and beef dish...not bad.
Kids on the way to Kompong LuongKids on the way to Kompong Luong
Kids on the way to Kompong Luong

The floating village of Kompong Luong is around 40km from Pursat. The kids were quite excited to see us, some even running after our tuk-tuk.



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